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Deer Population and Management

Colorado Deer Population and Management News Archive
Annual Deer Hunt
2000: 38,000
2001: 31,500
2002* 36,000
2003: 37,602
2004: 41,743
2005: 41,665
2006: 44,800
2007: 45,000
2008: 35,500
2009: 33,922
2010: 34,768
2011: 33,217
2012: 33,486
2013: 32,941

Hunting estimates are based on surveys of hunters, not reported kills as used by some states.
*2000 to 2002 data estimated from graph
Poor survival for mule deer fawns.  Results of the deer hunt are based on surveys of deer hunters.  Whitetails increasing west of I-25.  One half to one third of the herd size in the 1940s and far below the pre-settlement numbers.